A Product of Disability Access: Empowering Tribal Members with Disabilities & Their Families
by Spirit Lake Consulting, Inc.
For the last year and half I have been living with a pressure sore that is slowly healing. But, without staying off this area, it will not heal at a pace that will please me. The main thing I need to do is to stay off this area, not allowing any type of pressure so that it has time to heal, especially the need to breath, without moisture building up. I have found this very difficult to do, because I am a very busy person and am up in my wheelchair at least 10 hours each day. I must make time to lay down a few hours a day, so that it will have time to heal. For people such as me who have a busy lifestyle, this can be difficult.
If you have a pressure sore and do not want it to become worse, try to get off of this area a few times a day for at least a hour or two each time. I have found that this alone can help cut back on the moisture (a major contributor to breakdown).
I know that I cannot change the amount of work I need to do each day, but I can change how and when I perform this work. Working part-time is an option for me some days, as is doing some of my work telecommuting from home. In this situation I can work for a few hours, lie down for an hour and then get up and work again.
My health is very, very important to me. I understand that I must take control and direction of health issues, because I will be the first person to notice when I am having medical issues – so it is my priority to be knowledgeable and medically alert!
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